The Samsung Lions are suffering from the evil spirit of injury. As injuries came out before the season, it was not possible to open as a whole, but even after the opening, injuries continued and holes were pierced everywhere.
Samsung lost Kim Dong-yeop to injury in the game against the Lotte Giants on the 15th. Kim Dong-yeop was injured while sprinting to first base after hitting a grounder in the 5th inning and was replaced with a runner.
A hospital examination토토사이트 revealed that his left quadriceps muscle was damaged. Kim Dong-yeop is expected to be out of power for about two months.
Kim Dong-yeop played in 11 games before his injury, showing a good feeling with a batting average of 0.333, 3 homers, 9 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.041. He also hit multiple home runs in the last 13 against SSG Landers. Kim Dong-yeop was an indispensable player for Samsung, which lacked long hitters, but he had to leave for a long time due to an unexpected injury. It’s very disappointing from Samsung’s point of view.
To make matters worse, in the game on the 16th, Lee Won-seok, the starting third baseman, felt an abnormality in his hamstring while running and was replaced. Fortunately, the injury was not serious, so he did not go to the hospital for examination, but the hamstring is a part that can recur at any time, so you need to be extra careful.
Samsung has already left several key players due to injuries. Outfielders Kim Hyun-jun (Hygum fracture) and Kim Tae-hoon (right ankle ligament injury), and catchers Kim Jae-seong (right internal oblique muscle injury) and Kim Tae-gun (acute hepatitis) are all missing. In particular, with two out of three catchers in the first team missing, only Kang Min-ho remains as the main catcher.
It is a difficult situation to build a lineup as injuries are concentrated on the other line. The depth has become loose, and replacement resources are not suitable. At least, Koo Ja-wook, who has been leading off the field in recent games, and foreign batters Jose Pirella and Kang Min-ho, are all working hard to offset the weakening power. The fact that they were able to score 34 points in the last 4 games was possible because of their performance.
However, there is no guarantee that a good hitting feeling will continue to be maintained. If good hitters lose their sense of hitting or if there are additional injuries among them, the scoring production will fall out of control. It is fatal for Samsung, whose depth has weakened due to frequent injuries.
So Samsung needs the power to protect it. Even if the other line is weak, the mound can withstand well and minimize the number of runs to increase the chance of victory. Now that the batting line has become loose, the place to lean on is the mound.
However, the Samsung hill situation this season is not very good. As of the 18th, the team’s ERA is 5.34, which is ninth in the league. Bullpen ERA (4.83) is 6th in the league, maintaining a mid-level position, but starting (5.73 ERA, 10th) is not playing its role.
The one-two punch David Buchanan and Albert Suarez are still unable to show pitching when they were good, and Yang Chang-seop, who started as a 5th starter, changed his position to the bullpen after a sluggish performance. At least, it is comforting that veteran Baek Jeong-hyeon and native ace Won Tae-in recently fought well in the mound.
We cannot rely on the firepower of other ships forever. It is urgent to stabilize the starting lineup to reduce variables. From the 18th, Samsung will play 3 consecutive matches against Kiwoom Heroes. The starting pitcher for the game on the 18th is Baek Jung-hyun.